System Monitoring

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  1. CyberWorm

    CyberWorm Registered Member

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    Are there any tools which monitor system activity / changes? I am looking for something like WinPatrol but something which also include file activity so I can see if files have been added, removed, or changed.

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  2. CloneRanger

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    Are you looking for real-time programs only?
     
  4. CyberWorm

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    @MrBrian
    No

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    Perfect thanks
     
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    My current favorite is System Explorer. One reason i like it is very low CPU usage. Some process monitors I've tried load the system too much. System Explorer has a wealth of features as well.
     
  6. MrBrian

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    Real-time file change prompts:
    Comodo Internet Security

    On demand system comparison:
    Autoruns - has snapshot feature and snapshot comparisons
    What's Running - has snapshot feature and snapshot comparisons

    Autoruns and What's Running each cover some items not covered by the other; thus I use both of these programs.

    On demand file comparison by file contents:
    NIS Filecheck, Fingerprint (from 2BrightSparks), FileVerifier++.

    On demand installation monitors:
    SpyMe Tools and TrackWinstall. TrackWinstall has a 64-bit version available. Other choices at http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives...-changes-when-installing-software-in-windows/.
     
  7. dcrowe0050

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    I use system explorer as well. It has a snapshot capability that will outline changes in the file system and registry nicely.

    I use Tiny Watcher on my XP box but I do not believe that it has been updated lately. It will give you a list of file system and registry changes at every startup and whenever you tell it too..
     
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